By Bill Terry,Rosemary Bates
You could by no means examine a backyard within the similar approach back. even though now not a “how-to” ebook, Beauty via Design is a treasure trove of rules and appeal for professional gardeners and novices alike. 11 encouraged artists of the backyard proportion their tales, their secrets and techniques, and their ardour for gardening. panorama is the canvas. Foliage, vegetation, rocks, water, and different bounties of nature are the fabrics. With crops, items, paintings, and artifice, they bring magical areas, interact our senses, and summon forth natural delight.
Travel with invoice Terry and Rosemary Bates to those distinct areas at the Pacific Northwest coast. stopover at Dan Hinkley’s enchanted backyard, perched above the shore of Puget Sound in Washington nation. within sight, attractiveness explodes in a mundane paradise created via sculptors George and David Lewis and in Linda Cochran’s attractive backyard of exotics. move the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and potter Robin Hopper’s “Anglojapanadian” wooded area wonderland. benefit from the refined mixing of texture and color in painter Eva Diener’s Sunshine Coast botanical backyard. appreciate the genius of Robert and Birgit Bateman’s inspiring area on Salt Spring Island, Des and Sandy Kennedy’s fairy-tale wooded area residence and backyard on Denman Island, and Kathy Leishman’s backyard of refinement for all seasons on Bowen Island. In downtown Vancouver, Glen Patterson indulges his ardour for alpines and conifers in his staggering third-storey roof backyard. somewhere else within the urban, Pam Frost’s eye for color and association transports the viewer out of the city into the elegant, whereas at the Saanich Peninsula, writers Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane converse with love and eloquence in their backyard, and in verse, too.
Accompanied via breathtaking pictures, those gardeners and their tales will encourage all who like to paint with plants.
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Beauty by Design: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest by Bill Terry,Rosemary Bates